Professor Peter C. Moskos
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration
Peter Moskos is an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration. A former Baltimore City police officer and Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist, Moskos studies people the old-fashioned way: He talks to them.
In addition to his primary duties at John Jay College, Moskos is a faculty member in CUNY's Doctoral Programs in Sociology and Criminal Justice, teaches introductory police classes at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, and is a Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project.
Moskos's three books -- Cop in the Hood, In Defense of Flogging, and Greek Americans (3rd edition) -- have won high praise and earned him recognition as one of Atlantic Magazine's "Brave Thinkers" of 2011. He has also published in the Washington Post, Washington Monthly, New York Times, Macleans, Pacific Standard, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and his blog, Copinthehood.com.